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TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn

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Episode 21-49 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge

Dec 2 • 59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Professor Antonio Damasio, the Director of the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute. He talks about his book is “Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious”. Then a developing treatment for ALS – often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rob Etherington and Robert Glanzman from Clene Nanomedicine t...

Episode 21-48 Remembering Glen de Vries

Nov 23 • 59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the last Tech Nation interview of Glen de Vries, who flew into space with William Shatner aboard Blue Origin. A short month after this flight, Glen passed away in a plane crash. We talk about how his earthbound work help us all, and his book: “The Patient Equation”. Then why the new FDA-approved treatment for yeast infections i...

Episode 21-47 The Future of Cities ??

Nov 17 • 58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Harvard economics professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler about “Survival of the City … Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation.” Then Dr. Alex Pang’s advice about our work life from his 2016 book, “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less” is even more relevant now. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr Da...

Episode 21-46 Neuroscience and Dreaming

Nov 9 • 59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sidarta Ribeiro, Deputy Director of the Brain Institute at the Unversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. His book is “The Oracle of Night … The History and Science of Dreams”. Then, a potential new treatment for a side effect of chemotherapy: Hand-Foot Skin Reaction and Hand-Foot Syndrome. Dr. Michael McCullar, ...

Episode 21-45 Searching for Drugs in Plants

Nov 3 • 59:00

Episode 21-44 Elizabeth Holmes – Theranos – 2005

Oct 27 • 59:00

Episode 21-43 The Decisions We Make

Oct 20 • 59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Columbia University professor Eric Johnson about “The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters”. Then insight into rare genetic diseases with Dr. Dietrich Stephan, CEO of NeuBase Therapeutics. He talks us through rare genetic diseases, as well as NeuBase’s approach. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel...

Episode 21-42 Global Economic Shutdown

Oct 13 • 59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with


Adam Tooze, a Columbia professor of history who is also an economist. His book is “Shutdown … How Covid Shook the World’s Economy.” Then Dr. Erica Smith from the Belgium company, Tools4Patient. How you identify when participants in drug trials report a positive response, even when they receive nothing. And Tech Nation Health Chi...

Episode 21-41 Rationality? Too Much to Ask?

Oct 7 • 59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with


Harvard professor experimental cognitive scientist Steven Pinker about

“Rationality … What it is, Why it seems scarce, and Why it matters”. Then Lemony Snicket – the one and only. You know him from his children’s book series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. He’s here with “Poison for Breakfast”. You will start bewildered and le...

Episode 21-40 Ancient viruses in our DNA?

Sep 29 • 59:00

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